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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 07/24/2012 at Symphony Space.

At the next installment of the wacky debate series, a team including Hot Tub's Kristen Schaal (30 Rock and Flight of the Concords) and Kurt Braunohler (host of IFC's Bunk) face off against a team led by Christian Finnegan (VH1's Best Week Ever) with Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing) and Bob Powers (Happy Cruelty Day) in this quirky take-off on the old school debate team. Hosted by Matthew Love (Comedy Editor Time Out New York).

+ About the Artists

Kristen Schaal is best known for her roles in Flight of the ConchordsBob's Burgers, and 30 Rock. She is also the winner of several awards, including Best Female Stand-up at the 2006 Nightlife Awards in New York and the Andy Kaufman Award (hosted by the New York Comedy Festival).

Kurt Braunohler has most recently served as host of IFC's comedy game show Bunk. With Kristen Schaal, he was nominated for the IF Comedy "Best Comedy Show Award" in 2008 for their show Double Down Hearts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Christian Finnegan's television credits include VH1's Best Week Ever and his own half hour special Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan. Finnegan can currently be seen in the TBS series Are We There Yet.

Myq Kaplan has appeared on The Tonight ShowThe Late Show with David LettermanConan, as well as his own half hour special Comedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan. He was a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and a finalist in Comedy Central's competition Open Mic Fight. Kaplan's CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes' top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010.

Matthew Love is a Brooklyn-based writer who is currently the Books and Comedy editor at Time Out New York. In addition, he's covered books, comedy, theater and New York culture for The Onion AV Club, The Village Voice and Comedians Magazine.

Bob Powers is the author of Happy Cruelty Day, inspired by his website Powers also wrote You Are a Miserable Excuse for a HeroThe Terrible, Horrible Temp-To-Perm Debacle and his latest The Werewolf's Guide to Life - a Manual for the Newly Bitten, an essential guide for new and existing werewolves!

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